United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
(E.D. Wis.)
Appeals to Seventh Circuit
Established June 30, 1870
Judges assigned 5
Chief Judge William C. Griesbach
Official court website

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (in case citations, E.D. Wis.) is a federal trial court of limited jurisdiction. The court is under the auspices of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, although patent claims and claims against the federal government under the Tucker Act are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Eastern District was established on June 30, 1870.[1]

The district's headquarters, central courthouse, and the majority of its offices are located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but the northern counties of the district are serviced by a courthouse in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Currently, Judge William C. Griesbach, chambered in Green Bay, is the district's chief judge; the acting United States Attorney for the District is Gregory Haanstad, who replaced James Santelle on August 1, 2015.

Organization of the court[edit]

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin is one of two federal judicial districts in Wisconsin.[2] Court for the Eastern District is held at Green Bay and Milwaukee.

Green Bay Division comprises the following counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago.

Milwaukee Division comprises the following counties: Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kenosha, Marquette, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha.

Current judges[edit]

# Title Judge Duty station Born Term of service Appointed by
Active Chief Senior
20 Chief Judge William C. Griesbach Green Bay 1954 2002–present 2012–present G.W. Bush
16 District Judge Joseph Peter Stadtmueller Milwaukee 1942 1987–present 1995–2002 Reagan
19 District Judge Lynn S. Adelman Milwaukee 1939 1997–present Clinton
21 District Judge Pamela Pepper Milwaukee 1964 2014–present Obama
22 District Judge vacant

Vacancies and pending nominations[edit]

Seat Seat last held by Vacancy reason Date of vacancy Nominee Date of nomination
1 Rudolph T. Randa Senior Status February 5, 2016

Former judges[edit]

# Judge State Born–died Active service Chief Judge Senior status Appointed by Reason for
1 Miller, Andrew G.Andrew G. Miller WI 1801–1874 1870–1873[Note 1] Polk, Polk retirement
2 Howe, James HenryJames Henry Howe WI 1827–1893 1873–1875 Grant, Grant resignation
3 Dyer, Charles E.Charles E. Dyer WI 1834–1905 1875–1888 Grant, Grant resignation
4 Jenkins, James GrahamJames Graham Jenkins WI 1834–1921 1888–1893 Cleveland, Cleveland appointment to 7th Cir.
5 Seaman, William HenryWilliam Henry Seaman WI 1842–1915 1893–1905 Cleveland, Cleveland appointment to 7th Cir.
6 Quarles, Joseph V.Joseph V. Quarles WI 1843–1911 1905–1911 Roosevelt, T.T. Roosevelt death
7 Geiger, Ferdinand AugustFerdinand August Geiger WI 1867–1939 1912–1939 Taft, Taft retirement
8 Duffy, F. RyanF. Ryan Duffy WI 1888–1979 1939–1949 Roosevelt, F.F. Roosevelt appointment to 7th Cir.
9 Tehan, Robert EmmetRobert Emmet Tehan WI 1905–1975 1949–1971 1954–1971 1971–1975 Truman, Truman death
10 Grubb, Kenneth PhilipKenneth Philip Grubb WI 1895–1976 1955–1965 Eisenhower, Eisenhower retirement
11 Reynolds, Jr., John W.John W. Reynolds, Jr. WI 1921–2001 1965–1986 1971–1986 1986–2002 Johnson, L.L. Johnson death
12 Gordon, Myron L.Myron L. Gordon WI 1918–2009 1967–1983 1983–2009 Johnson, L.L. Johnson death
13 Warren, Robert W.Robert W. Warren WI 1925–1998 1974–1991 1986–1991 1991–1998 Nixon, Nixon death
14 Evans, Terence T.Terence T. Evans WI 1940–2011 1979–1995 1991–1995 Carter, Carter appointment to 7th Cir.
15 Curran, Thomas JohnThomas John Curran WI 1924–2012 1983–1997 1997–2012 Reagan, Reagan death
17 Randa, Rudolph T.Rudolph T. Randa WI 1940–2016 1992–2016 2002–2009 2016–2016 Bush, G.H.W.G.H.W. Bush death
18 Clevert Jr., Charles N.Charles N. Clevert Jr. WI 1947–present 1996–2012 2009–2012 2012–2017 Clinton, Clinton retirement
  1. ^ Reassigned from District of Wisconsin

Succession of seats[edit]

See also[edit]


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